Sarah Cuschieri

Cuschieri_160x180.jpgAdjunct Assistant Professor


Research Clusters

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Epidemiology of type 2 diabetes and obesity
  • Multimorbidity
  • Covid-19
  • Long Covid
  • Burden of disease

Short Bio

Dr. Sarah Cuschieri graduated as a medical doctor in 2011. She studied for a postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Diabetes Mellitus type 2 at the Cardiff University, Wales, obtaining a distinction in both between 2012 to 2015. Additional to her Masters’ degree she was awarded the silver award of excellence by Cardiff University, Wales. After completing her medical training, she took up a full-time academic and research career at the University of Malta in 2013. In 2019, she completed her Public Health Ph.D. as well as obtained a certificate in Public Health Epidemiology by the University of Utrecht.

Dr. Cuschieri research interest focuses on population health, mainly involving non-communicable diseases (diabetes mellitus type 2, obesity), Covid-19, as well as medical education. She made it in the top 2% of the most cited scientists in the world for the years 2020 and 2022. Dr. Cuschieri is the author of the books “To Do or Not to Do a PhD? Insight and Guidance from a Public Health PhD Graduate” and A Roadmap to Successful Scientistic Publishing, The Dos, the Don’ts and the Must-Knows apart from a number of book chapters.

In 2021, she was won the “Academic leadership and accomplishment” award as part of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP), Junior Chamber International (JCI).

Dr. Cuschieri is actively involved in several collaborative research projects, particularly in the burden of disease, small European states and Long Covid.